Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > Search Forums
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Showing results 1 to 25 of 154
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: BrianX54.4is
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,123
Posted By BrianX54.4is
To remove the third brake light you first need to...

To remove the third brake light you first need to remove the spoiler cover (5 torx screws).
This video covers it.
BMW X5 third brake light removal Audio Rear Spoiler Antenna e53 bimmer merchant -...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,039
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Tailgate Electrical Issues - Fix with Pics

So I started to notice some electrical problems in the upper tailgate.
1. One of the trunk interior lights stopped working although the bulb was good.
2. One of the licence plate lights would go...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Could be a wheel speed sensor not reading...

Could be a wheel speed sensor not reading (although I would expect also to see an ABS fault light). You'll need to read the fault code as upallnight points out...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Wow! hard to believe she wasn't injured and even...

Wow! hard to believe she wasn't injured and even managed to get herself out of the wreck! Glad to hear she's ok - her story is very re-assuring. (has the 4.8is got runflats?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 192,529
Posted By BrianX54.4is
If I understand you correctly - your passenger...

If I understand you correctly - your passenger door lock will not unlock electrically? The door pin does not pop up on this door when you unlock the central locking?
Can you use a thin sharp tool to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-06-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Is your engine temperature also dropping at the...

Is your engine temperature also dropping at the higher speeds? If so it could be a faulty thermostat causing overcooling with that low outside air temp!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-06-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Yes of course! main water pump is not required...

Yes of course! main water pump is not required for the heater as you can still use the heater in "Rest" mode when the hot engine has been switched off and outside air temp is below 15C. Check out...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By BrianX54.4is
I don't think it's a draining issue! You...

I don't think it's a draining issue!


You would not get 50 miles let alone 5K before breaking down if your battery was not charging!

It could be a fault in the instrument cluster keeping the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By BrianX54.4is
I'm thinking water pump too as you get heat at...

I'm thinking water pump too as you get heat at higher revs. However, check coolant level is topped off and check/bleed any air from the heater hoses. The seats of the heater control valves can also...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 63,169
Posted By BrianX54.4is
In my experience I have never seen my voltage go...

In my experience I have never seen my voltage go beyond 13.6V and it does fluctuate as low as 11.9 when slowing to a stop before recovering again so I think your readings are "normal". When my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By BrianX54.4is
The original regulator uses a plastic clip and...

The original regulator uses a plastic clip and metal bush to secure the glass to the regulator with a metal bolt - see parts 5,6,7 below. Your glass will be secure so long as part 7 is not broken...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Not sure if your unit is the same as this one on...

Not sure if your unit is the same as this one on eBay...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,617
Posted By BrianX54.4is
So long as the spare is no more than 255 width...

So long as the spare is no more than 255 width (as front wheels) it should fit ok in the trunk regardless of rim diameter. The rear wheels width will not allow the trunk floor to close.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-01-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By BrianX54.4is
I once had a pen roll down the dash and into the...

I once had a pen roll down the dash and into the windshield vent slot. This used to slide around the vent duct when cornering - very annoying. I removed the pen by first removing the side window...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-04-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,667
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Comfort lighting option - also includes external...

Comfort lighting option - also includes external downlighters in undersides of door mirrors to light the ground near the front doors. They operate with interior lights (except when the car is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By BrianX54.4is
The mechanism where the outside handle cable...

The mechanism where the outside handle cable attaches to the lock is exposed to moisture inside the door cavity and can freeze up or just corrode and jam even in warm weather (my locks were sticking...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-25-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Both traction control & ABS (DBC in Canada) rely...

Both traction control & ABS (DBC in Canada) rely on signals from the wheel speed sensors so I would start by having these checked. The Brake hydraulics could also be the problem.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,634
Posted By BrianX54.4is
A software upgrade disc is required and can be...

A software upgrade disc is required and can be bought cheaply on the web (along with new compatible map discs). Turn on ignition to position 1. When the nav has booted up, take out your map disc....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,188
Posted By BrianX54.4is
1. System does not need modification to read a...

1. System does not need modification to read a home burned disc. Your system is known as MKIV and firmware has most likely not been upgraded since factory. You can check the firmware version in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-22-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,882
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Welcome and nice X5! 1. The power folding...

Welcome and nice X5!
1. The power folding mirrors have a microswitch to feedback mirror position. The actuating lever on the microswitch can "fall off" causing the problem you describe. You can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Nice one! I missed mine at the same digits about...

Nice one! I missed mine at the same digits about a month ago.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Would this be the one?...

Would this be the one? (http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/63605-door-lock-stuck-fix-pics.html) ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By BrianX54.4is
:iagree:Me too. Non original cellphone without...

:iagree:Me too. Non original cellphone without BMW firmware caused my battery drain problem.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,735
Posted By BrianX54.4is
Glad to hear that the refrigerant top-up has...

Glad to hear that the refrigerant top-up has restored good cooling to both sides - but it also suggests a small gas leak somewhere on your system (albeit might be years before you need to top up...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-02-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,735
Posted By BrianX54.4is
As haigha points out - set both sides to min temp...

As haigha points out - set both sides to min temp with A/C off and both vents should blow at about the same temperature. If the passenger side blows warmer - then the heater valve or the control...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 154

 
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:48 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.